SERVICES

INDUSTRIES

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Turnaround Management Association

EDUCATION

  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, BA
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Mathew S. Rotenberg

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Philadelphia, PA v. +1.215.569.5662 f. +1.215.832.5662

Mathew Rotenberg advises both borrowers and lenders in structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial finance transactions, including:

  • asset based loans
  • leveraged loans, including leveraged buyouts (LBOs), acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations
  • loan workouts and restructurings
  • debtor in possession and exit financings
  • intercreditor relationships

On the borrower side, Mr. Rotenberg advises private equity groups, funds and other sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies and private companies, including closely-held businesses and family-owned businesses.  On the lender side, Mr. Rotenberg advises banks, commercial finance companies, second lien lenders and mezzanine lenders.  Mr. Rotenberg also advises clients in corporate, mergers & acquisitions, and general business and commercial matters.

Mr. Rotenberg has experience working with businesses in a wide range of industries, including business services, chemicals, construction, consumer products, energy, financial services, food processing, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, media, metals, printing, retail and wholesale distribution.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • A manufacturer of specialty chemicals in connection with the acquisition of an organotin and organophosphine-based polymer stabilizer, catalyst and chemical business involving a $185 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility
  • An equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a print supply chain management business involving a $14.8 million term loan and revolving credit facility and an $8.5 million mezzanine loan facility
  • An asset-based lender in connection with $29.4 million in revolving credit facilities for affiliated food processing businesses
  • An equity sponsor-backed developer and manufacturer of custom battery packs and related products in connection with a recapitalization transaction involving a $53 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility and a $17 million mezzanine loan facility
  • A construction and infrastructure company in connection with a $130 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility
  • A business development company in connection with the restructuring of its financing arrangements with, and the acquisition and recapitalization of, a publishing company
  • A provider of global satellite communication services in connection with a $22 million term loan facility and a $15 million equity investment from a group of development institutions
  • An equity sponsor-owned distributor of automotive products in connection with a recapitalization transaction involving a $68 million term loan and revolving credit facility
  • An equity sponsor-owned distributor of light vehicle maintenance parts and accessories in connection with a recapitalization transaction involving a $57 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility and a $19 million mezzanine loan facility
  • An equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a defense contractor involving a $15 million term loan and revolving credit facility and an $11 million mezzanine loan facility
  • An insurance company in connection with a restructuring, involuntary bankruptcy proceeding and ultimate foreclosure involving a winery
  • A publicly-held cemetery and funeral home company in connection with a $120 million syndicated revolving credit and acquisition financing facility
  • A second lien lender in connection with the restructuring of its financing arrangements with a distributor of leisure products, including a partial debt-to-equity conversion
  • An equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a distributor of home medical supplies involving a $29 million term loan and revolving credit facility
  • The equity sponsors in connection with the acquisition of a distributor of products used in the petrochemical industry involving a $74 million term loan and revolving credit facility
  • An equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a distributor of plumbing supplies involving an $86 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility.
  • An equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a provider of vanpool services and passenger vehicle leasing services involving a $44 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility
  • An equity sponsor in connection with the restructuring of an investment in a direct marketing company, including a Uniform Commercial Code foreclosure
  • A mezzanine lender in connection with the restructuring of its financing arrangements with a provider of home interior products and services, including a Uniform Commercial Code foreclosure

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Rotenberg is a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. He is also an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and an active participant in the Philadelphia chapters of the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth. Mr. Rotenberg is the chairman of the Lender Liability Subcommittee of the Commercial Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a former chairman of the Banking and Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Additionally, Mr. Rotenberg frequently lectures and writes on topics of interest to the commercial finance industry. 

In 2017, Mr. Rotenberg became a board member for Philly VIP, the premier organization of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia.